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πŸ‡ Rabbit emoji

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What does πŸ‡ RabbitΒ emoji mean?

The Rabbit emoji πŸ‡ depicts a rabbit facing to the left. It is commonly used to represent real and fictional rabbits and bunnies, spring, and Easter.

The use of the Rabbit emoji πŸ‡ drastically increases in the weeks leading up to Easter, which is a movable holiday commemorated each spring. During this holiday, the Rabbit emoji πŸ‡ often appears alongside the Rabbit Face emoji 🐰 and accompanied by the hashtag #Easter. In 2021, Easter falls on April 4.

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Where does πŸ‡ Rabbit emoji come from?

The Rabbit emoji πŸ‡ was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On all major platforms, the emoji depicts a rabbit facing to the left. Depending on the platform, the illustration of the rabbit ranges from realistic to stylized. The Facebook version of the emoji has brown fur, while most other platforms have a rabbit with white or grey fur. The Google and WhatsApp versions have whiskers while the Apple version has red eyes.

The Rabbit emoji πŸ‡ is often used during Easter as a reference to the Easter Bunny, a legendary bunny that hides Easter eggs for children to find.Β Why a bunny (and not, say, a chicken) to lay those Easter eggs? This tradition is based on a similar German holiday brought to the US by immigrants, and it’s believed that theΒ short gestation period and reproductive speed of rabbits led to a cultural association with spring (when they mate) and fertility.

Taking advantage of the Easter Bunny’s fame, many companies sell decorations, toys, and candy in the shape of bunnies/rabbits during the Easter holiday season.Β The Rabbit emoji πŸ‡ is also used alongside mentions of fictional bunnies and rabbits, with the most frequent being Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes.

Examples of πŸ‡ Rabbit emoji

Happy Easter! Follow the πŸ‡
@elonmusk, April 12, 2020
Good Morning!! There are bunnies in my backyard πŸŒžπŸ‡
@LaurenCrocker_, April 28, 2020

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Who uses πŸ‡ Rabbit emoji?

The Rabbit emoji πŸ‡ is used to reference actual and fictional bunnies and rabbits.

 

The Rabbit emoji πŸ‡ is frequently used on and around Easter.

 

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